Topalov Wins Game 8, Ties the Match 4-4


Topalov won game 8. Anand continued to play the Slav Defense to the Queens Gambit and Topalov was able to win the ending.

[Event “Anand-Topalov 2010 World Chess Championship”]
[Site “Sofia, BLG”]
[Date “2010.05.04”]
[Round “8”]
[White “Topalov, V.”]
[Black “Anand, V.”]
[Result “1-0”]
1.d4 d5 2.c4 c6 3.Nf3 Nf6 4.Nc3 dxc4 5.a4 Bf5 6.Ne5 e6 7.f3 c5 8.e4 Bg6 9.Be3 cxd4 10.Qxd4 Qxd4 11.Bxd4 Nfd7 12.Nxd7 Nxd7 13.Bxc4 Rc8 14.Bb5 a6 15.Bxd7+ Kxd7 16.Ke2 f6 17.Rhd1 Ke8 18.a5 Be7 19.Bb6 Rf8 20.Rac1 f5 21.e5 Bg522.Be3 f4 23.Ne4 Rxc1 24.Nd6+ Kd7 25.Bxc1 Kc6 26.Bd2 Be7 27.Rc1+ Kd7 28.Bc3 Bxd6 29.Rd1 Bf5 30.h4 g6 31.Rxd6+ Kc8 32.Bd2 Rd8 33.Bxf4 Rxd6 34.exd6 Kd7 35.Ke3 Bc2 36.Kd4 Ke8 37.Ke5 Kf7 38.Be3 Ba4 39.Kf4 Bb5 40.Bc5 Kf6 41.Bd4+ Kf7 42.Kg5 Bc6 43.Kh6 Kg8 44.h5 Be8 45.Kg5 Kf7 46.Kh6 Kg8 47.Bc5 gxh5 48.Kg5 Kg7 49.Bd4+ Kf7 50.Be5 h4 51.Kxh4 Kg6 52.Kg4 Bb5 53.Kf4 Kf7 54.Kg5 Bc6 55.Kh6 Kg8 56.g4 1-0

Discuss the game at Tallahassee Chess Club Discussion Forum.

You can find commentary/analysis of the game at:
Chessdom – http://live.chessdom.com/anand-topalov-2010-g8.html
ChessBomb – http://chessbomb.com/o/2010-wcc/08-Topalov_V-Anand_V/
ChessVibes – http://www.chessvibes.com/reports/wch-g8-topalov-beats-anand-levels-score/
Chessbase – http://chessbase.com/newsdetail.asp?newsid=6307
This Week in Chess – http://bit.ly/c9HjvO

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